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Krafton CEO responds to BGMI ban; says working with authorities to resolve it

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Krafton India has released an official statement addressing the current issue of BGMI ban in India. In a statement addressed to every BGMI player, the CEO of Krafton India has made some assurances and confirmed that they are working with the authorities to resolve this matter.

BGMI, the most popular BR game in India, was recently banned by the government under the Section 69(A) of IT Act. Sources close to TalkEsport stated that this ban order is concerned with data privacy issues and BGMI’s links with China.

The ban was put into action three days ago as BGMI was removed from Google Play as well as Apple App Store. TalkEsport was the first to break the news of BGMI ban in India and Krafton being in contact with the officials to resolve this issue. A report by Reuters soon confirmed it and mentioned that the game was banned under IT Act Section 69(A).

The entire BGMI community was seeking statement from the officials and they have provided some words of affirmation. BGMI pro and coach, GodL Ghatak, tweeted the official statement.

The entire statement reads as follows:

Dear Patron of BGMI, We are committed to the Indian market and are positive about the opportunities in the country. At KRAFTON, Inc. the security and privacy of our user data is of utmost importance to us. We have always been compliant with all laws and regulations in India including data protection laws and regulations and will continue abiding by them. We thank you for all the love and support you have shown us in our journey uptill here and hope to continue our association in the future as well. There may be questions in your minds regarding the current situation about the country's most loved game- BGMI. In line with this, we have been working hard to communicate our sincerity with the concerned authorities and resolve the issues. We kindly request you to wait to hear from us. We will keep you informed about further updates. We look forward to strengthening our partnerships and collectively fostering the gaming ecosystem in India. Thank you - Sean Hyunil Sohn CEO, KRAFTON, Inc India

As per the statement, the officials have confirmed that they are in contact with the authorities to work on a solution. A proper update will be provided as soon as any further developments take place.

Also Read | KRAFTON TO GOVERNMENT: NO CHINESE CONNECTION IN BGMI

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